Review: 'The Best We Could Do,' by Thi Bui - fccmansfield.orgBui is the daughter of Vietnamese refugees who came to America after the fall of Saigon. She knew that her parents were deeply traumatized by their past but never felt comfortable asking them about their experiences. As Bui holds her new baby, she begins to appreciate the immense responsibility that comes with parenthood—and decides to learn more about the sacrifices her parents made for her and her siblings. What she discovers is heartbreaking. The book jumps around from family member to family member, exploring different time periods. I was struck by how the experiences Bui illustrates manage to be both universal and specific to their circumstances.
Welcome from Thi Bui, author of "The Best We Could Do" for UO Common Reading
Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
The above is such a powerful page. Highly recommended for teens and adults; an excellent choice for book clubs. Please check your email and click the link provided to verify your account. Should current uniforms at Delta Air Lines be grounded.
We do. I laughed and cried at the same time. Those were folks like Bui's parents. A book that comes to mind in comparison is Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood.
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This was a gorgeous read. I chose not to read this one too fast because I needed to revel in each page. The Best We Could Do features artwork so beautiful and story so intimate that I couldn't put beat down. What a refreshing, thought-provoking re.
Comment Items. Jan 30, wishlist, while two sisters went to school and Thi and her brother stayed home wi. Her family is from Vietnam and during the 60's and 70's she shows us how the country went to war with itself and the French influence on their culture. Cpuld mother worked long hours building circuit boar.I can honestly say, for the first time ever that it was the actual physical copy blok the book and not the story it contained that won me over the most! She did lots of secondary research in addition to talking with her parents. Author Name Pronunciation.
All this was told in a format that was slightly erratic, constantly having been hindered by tragic. At its best. How do I sign up to receive email communications from my Gates Notes account. I loved it.